The Projection Booth podcast again - this time talking with Mike White and Rob St. Mary about Paul Verhoeven's Total Recall. Man, it's quite a feat to make a picture that is at once distinctly a Verhoeven joint, a perfect Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle and an entirely recognizable Philip K. Dick premise.
Do Some Damage I'm recommending a trio of trilogies that make a good case for crime franchises having short, potent runs. Nicolas Winding Refn's Pusher trilogy take place in the same Copenhagen underworld and a couple of characters make return appearances, but each film stands alone and distinct from the others and I honestly can't decide which is my favorite. They all fucking rule. (First two are available for free on Tubi and all three are available to rent on other streaming platforms).
Crimereads this week. Brand new books by all three gents (The Border by Winslow, The Chain by McKinty) will almost certainly be read by me soonish.
Cinephelia & Beyond by Tim Pelan is a pretty terrific read. Tim's another new discovery for me for thought-provoking and insightful deep dives on a bunch of my favorite film stuffs. Check him out.